Committee Members

Republicans


Elder Vogel
, Chair
Gene Yaw, Vice-Chair
Joe Scarnati, ex-officio
David Argall

 
Ryan Aument
Michele Brooks
John DiSanto
Mike Regan

Democrats

Judy Schwank, Minority Chair
John Blake
Andrew Dinniman
Sharif Street

Committee Schedule, Votes and Bills

Meetings and Hearings

 

Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee and House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee - October 18, 2017     [Read More]

 

Senate Game and Fisheries Committee and Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee - June 13, 2017     [Read More]

 

JOINT HEARING - Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee AND Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, Workforce, Community and Economic Development - April 25, 2017 at 11 am     [Read More]

Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee - October 19, 2016   [Read More]

 

Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee and Senate environmental Resources & Energy Committee - October 18, 2016   Listen   [Read More]

Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee - June 23, 2016   [Read More]

News

Feb

10

2016

February 10, 2016

The Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee today (February 10) held a public hearing on a bill that would legalize the sale of fireworks in Pennsylvania, according to Committee Chairman Senator Elder Vogel (R-47).   [Read More]

Feb

05

2016

February 05, 2016

The Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, February 10, to gather testimony on a bill that would permit the sale of fireworks to Pennsylvania residents, according to Committee Chairman Senator Elder Vogel (R-47). Listen   [Read More]

Oct

26

2015

October 26, 2015

The Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, chaired by Senator Elder Vogel, will consider legislation to allow the growth of industrial hemp during a meeting set for 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 27, in Room 8E-B of the State Capitol East Wing.   [Read More]

Aug

18

2015

August 18, 2015

The Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee and the House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee will hold a joint informational meeting on Wednesday to discuss the state‚Äôs preparedness against the highly pathogenic avian influenza, according to the committee Chairmen Senator Elder Vogel (R-Beaver/Butler/Lawrence) and Representative Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter).   [Read More]

May

12

2015

May 12, 2015

The Senate and House Agriculture and Rural Affairs committees, chaired by Senator Elder Vogel and Representative Martin Causer, will hold an informational meeting to discuss legislation to allow the growth and cultivation, for research purposes, of industrial hemp in the Commonwealth.   [Read More]

May

11

2015

May 11, 2015

The Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee will consider the nomination of Russell Redding as Secretary of Agriculture at its meeting set for noon, Tuesday, May 12, in Room 8E-A of the East Wing of the state Capitol Complex in Harrisburg, according to Committee Chairman Senator Elder Vogel.   [Read More]